Start with 1 stick butter at room temperature. Cream that together with 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter. Beat in 1 lb(that's right a whole pound) confectioner's sugar and 1 tbsp vanilla.
You need to work quickly, because when the peanut butter balls soften up, they'll fall off of the toothpicks. You may need to occasionally place the tray back into the freezer. I like to use 2 trays, alternating between one in the freezer and one that I'm working with. That way there are always frozen balls to work with.
This is the stopping point for make ahead eyeballs. Squiggle some red decorating gel onto the eyeballs to simulate bloodshot eyes within an hour of serving. The gel can get gummy which will cause the eyeballs to stick together if you do this step ahead of time. You can store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or however long it takes for them to disappear.
And to use it all up, I made some freeform ghost lollipops with chocolate chip eyes.
I meant to post this eyeball tutorial much earlier today, but my BFF came over with a couple yards of fabric and trim for me to turn into a costume. She's going to be a genie. You'll see the costume when I post pics from the party.
Thanks for popping into my kitchen today and check out what everyone else is up to at Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff and Fireflies and Jellybeans's Show off Your Stuff parties.